Muhtaris has been off the track for nearly a year having won at Nottingham on his debut. Jakey was having his first start of the season when winning a maiden at Epsom last month while Lilac Tree hasn't raced since a fourth at Nottingham back in April. Nickels And Dimes found only one too good last time and may yet get her head in front this year while Newbury winner Raskova is not out of this back over her winning trip. BLIGHTY failed to get a clear run at Pontefract on his handicap bow when forced wide and he gets another chance in this ahead of Paris Rose, who is dropped in class.
Paris Rose 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Phaenomena (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Blighty (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, not much room and switched outside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Ajman Bridge (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Lilac Tree 5-2fav (9-6) Pulled hard early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Al Mukhdam (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Number One London (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 5l behind Mushaakis (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Dragon City 3-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Gabrial's King (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Jakey (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, slightly hampered over 2f out, travelling well and switched left well over 1f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Song And Dance Man (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Ocean Applause 25-1 (8-0) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Powder Hound (8-9) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Sep.
Angus Glens 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway and switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Muhtaris (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Dwelt, raced green towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway when not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway approaching final furlong, ran on to lead near finish, won going away, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov beating Song Light (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Nickels And Dimes (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, challenged from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, not pace of winner but stayed on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Martian (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Eric The Grey (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 14, 7l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Martinas Delight (USA) 16-1 (9-1) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 4l behind Raskova (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Canadian Run (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, led approaching final 2f, ridden and strongly pressed final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 9, shd behind Well Painted (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd.
Raskova (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, never involved, 6th of 8, 8l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Arlecchino (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear off the pace, ridden 3f out, no impression, eased over 1f out, 5th of 6, 32l behind Hunting Rights (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.